Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bird Box

As I mentioned yesterday, I threw together a last minute stamp club. I had made this box last week, so I decided to use this as one of the projects. It is similar to my Valentine Boxes I made for my kid's teachers, but this one is a bit larger. One of the reasons I love the thicker, textured Designer Series Paper is that it is perfect for making boxes. I used the new "parisian breeze" DSP for the entire project, except for the accordian flower. I used Bella Bleu for that because it is thinner and works better for those types of flowers.
I did add a few Non-SU! items on the box, which I have never done at a stamp club before. Shame on me! I precut the nestablitlies label 1 die cuts for the bird images. I had them use brads from the pretties kit to replace the Martha Stewart gem. They actually turned out cuter. Once the box was put together, we added some excelsior to the inside. I think it is perfect for these boxes. I provided some Easter Candy to put inside the boxes!
The accordian flower is dusted with the new Chocolate glitter from SU! and a Baja Breeze button for the center that has been threaded with Linen Thread. The accordian flowers can be tricky, but I hope the ladies had fun putting them together.

You have no idea how long I have been waiting to be able to put a project together like this using SU! supplies. I am thrilled with so many of the new stamp sets, papers and accessories!

If you would like to see a tutorial for this box, leave a comment letting me know and I will get one put together! Thanks for fluttering by!

P.S. My stamping wish-list for this week includes the Mojo Monday sketch, the Cinema Saturday Challenge and the rest of the SCS challenges. Stay tuned for these projects this week!



Stamps: Friends {24-7}
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Cardstock: Naturals White, Parisian Breeze DSP
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Nestabilities Label 1 die, Sponge, Excelsior, Scoring Blade and paper trimmer, liquid glue, chocolate glitter, Valet ribbon originals, Linen Thread, Baja Breeze button from Button Bouquet, Scallop Edge Punch

42 comments:

Norine said...

Let me be the first to say WOW love it so pretty and yes those accd flowers are really tricky but worth it
I would love a lesson on the box
Hugs
Norine

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is beautiful Kelly! I would LOVE a tutorial!

Hugs~
Christyne

Yvonne said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous box! I'd love the instructions!
Yvonne - four4him@telusplanet.net

Tanya said...

Wow, this turned out fabulous! I love it!

Jackie Pedro said...

Tutorial please!!! LOL! This is really beautiful!!

CHARLOTTE said...

Yes, tutorial please, especially if we are going to use 12x12 paper. Thanks

Tankergypsie said...

This is so beautiful. Yes, would love to see a tutorial. Thank you for sharing your talent!

Gwen Mangelson said...

You are SUCH a tease! Of course we want a tutorial!!
The box is GORGEOUS!

Renee said...

Great Project - It is most beautiful! I would love the tutorial! Renee brturn@austin.rr.com

studiono8 said...

OH my god this is lovely I am so going to make this, do you have a template for the box? Fantastic Job!

wsantogrossi said...

this box is absolutely georgous! Would love a tutorial

LindaH said...

That box is so pretty...I love your work...please show me how!!!!
Thanks, LindaH

Desi said...

Your box is soo lovely! Please share your pattern??

Marci said...

I also would LOVE to see how this box is made. SO cute for spring and Easter gifts. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

This is gorgeous! I love the shabby chic style of it, especially the flower.

http://thewiredangel.blogspot.com said...

I would love a tutorial or template! Thanks Kelly for sharing your beautiful project.

Jo said...

This is just gorgeous. I would love to see a tutorial for both the box and the flower

Laura said...

Love the box! Would I like a tutorial? Absolutely! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see this tutorial! Thanks for sharing...it's a beautiful box.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS! This is vintage-licious! I can see some chocolate eggs nestled in this box.

YES! I would love to see a tutorial. Ü

Steph said...

This is so pretty, Kelly! I love it and would love to know how to make it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Didn't SU do good with this catalog!! I am so pleased...but my husband's wallet isn't, lol!!

Kathleen said...

Kelly,
Love all you colors and embellishments and would love a tutorial.

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS box Kelly!!! I love it! I'm sure your club thought this was to die for too!! That new DP is perfect for this...I'm loving it too!

I would LOVE a tutorial on how to make it!

P.S. I quite often use the odd non-SU! thing for my friends club...there's nothing like a nestie ;)

Amy said...

Love the stamping wish list idea, Kelly!

So...this box is over the top gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous! I for one would love a tute for the box, bc that's the only way I'll get one done!

Don't worry about using non-su! stuff, the SU! police won't be coming after you except to copy you, he he!

Priscilla said...
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Priscilla said...

Wow, this box is beautiful! I love it!! Yes, I would definitely like to see a tutorial on how to make this box please...

Janet Swofford said...

This is so beautiful! I would love to see a tutorial for this. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous project with us!!!

Alberta said...

I love it and would especially love to see a tutorial. I already have an idea for using it. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Kilgore said...

Kelly,
Once again you have blown me away! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this box!! I have a thing for vintage bird stuff too. I also loved your mojo song birds card and giftables from tweety Jill (I think that was it?)...just beautiful! These could be used for favors at a spring wedding, or a baby or bridal shower,... or easter etc.( I could go on and on !!! You are a great inspiration to me. I really love that you able to make this great project with mostly SU stuff. thanks for sharing it with us. Heidi @ Stamphappily ever after.blogspot.com/

Heidi Kilgore said...

P.S. I would love a tutorial on this too! a template for the box and all the embellishments. HK

Melissa said...

Hi there-
I love that project..You are very talented..Thanks for sharing and I would love the template for the box.
thanks
melissa

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Kelly, of course we want to know how to do this!! :D

Lovely box!! The elements are perfect!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Just amazing! I wish I could be in your club!!!

Love these paper pleated flowers you have been creating--they add such a special touch-- so much appeal!

Karen B. said...

I love the idea of the box sliding. I haven't seen many like this. I bought the parisian textured DP also and am in love with it. It is perfect for boxes and 3D projects. Please please please do a tutorial. We will come!! Thanks for your inspiration.
Karen

Mary said...

Heck yea I would like a tutorial on this box....right down to the button. It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with SUO items. It really helps us (me) less creative peeps!

Mary

Angie Tieman said...

WOWZERS! This is knock-my-socks off, blow-me-away, jaw-dropping STUNNING!! Love it!

Lisa Lin said...

Kelly,

Your box is beautiful. Actually, everything you make is gorgeous. Would love love love a tutorial.
Thanks so much for sharing! You are so talented!
Lisa

ArtisticInkspirations said...

I would so much love to see a tutorial for the box, or even the dimensions for the papers. I have such a time figuring sizes out. I am a new reader to your blog and love all the things you do.. They are so unique and pretty, elegant too.

texasjodylynn said...

WOWZERS! That is AWESOME! The little accordian flowers are SO awesome. Pretty, pretty, vintage and awesome!

Suzanne said...

lOVE IT AND WOULD LOVE A TUTORIAL ON MAKING THE BOX...THANKS, SUZANNE

Linda Barutha said...

That is an adorable project!